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First CC-licensed PhD in Sweden

Mike Linksvayer, September 25th, 2006

The first Creative Commons licensed PhD to be defended on 2nd October in
Göteborg, Sweden.

The PhD thesis entitled Disruptive Technology: Effects of Technology
Regulation on Democracy
deals with the negative democratic effects
which often arise when attempts are made to regulate the Internet
technology.

By studying the attempts to regulate the disruptive effects of Internet
technology and the consequences of these regulatory attempts on the
IT-based participatory democracy this work shows that the regulation of
technology is the regulation of democracy.

The work has been written by Mathias Klang who is Project Lead for
Creative Commons Sweden.

The PhD thesis is the first of its kind to be released under a Creative
Commons license (Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5) in Sweden.

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